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I have a smal bump in lower back right above my butt - on the left, an inch or so away from my spinal cord. What could this be?

I have a smal bump in lower back right above my butt - on the left, an inch or so away from my spinal cord. What could this be?

Sound like: you might have a PILONIDAL cyst! Have it checked out by your Primary Care Provider This is from your rectal/anal area NOT your Spinal cord! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a palpable step off in regards to a pars defect and spinal instability? How to tell if i have one? Pars defect at L5 with bump on spine.

What is a palpable step off in regards to a pars defect and spinal instability? How to tell if i have one?  Pars defect at L5 with bump on spine.

The step is the: .. spinous process left behind as the effected vertebra slips forward, in someone with a pars defect. if you don't know if you have 1, C a spine surgeon for imaging. x-rays a-, & a CT may B needed. ...Read more

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I have painless hard mass as lump or bump Under the skin in the spinal cord area which I can feel it when I touch but it's not visible from outside??

I have painless hard mass as lump or bump Under the skin in the spinal cord area which I can feel it when I touch but it's not visible from outside??

Have it checked out: Lumps / bumps can be nothing or something. An example of nothing is a Lipoma. And example of something is a Tumor. Always have checked out if something isn't right, especially a young person. Better to be safe then sorry. ...Read more

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Major concern. I feel a zit shaped bump/lump behind my neck/right below hair/at spinal nerves area!feels hard like could be a bone/lump. It's hard ?

Major concern. I feel a zit shaped bump/lump behind my neck/right below hair/at spinal nerves area!feels hard like could be a bone/lump. It's hard ?

See doctor: The description of bumps in neck area suggests that these may be swollen /enlarged glands called lymph glands .These glands become firm or hard and palpable , mostly due to infection or some other reason . You may get some sore throat and fever .Consult your doctor,get examined and treatment . ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of spinal disease?

What are the common symptoms of spinal disease?

Variable!: Degenerative is part of the human condition. It can be silent (no symptoms). It is often associated with discomfort in the neck, mid back, and low back. If there is nerve or spinal cord irritation (compression, inflammation) there can be nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling , weakness, trouble walking, trouble controlling bladder and bowels). The problems vary widely in type & severity. ...Read more

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What are the sign & symptoms of spinal swelling?

What are the sign & symptoms of spinal swelling?

depends: It depends in part on the part of the spine involved. When nerve roots are involved, it usually involves pain, numbness, or weakness along the distribution of the nerve in the arm or leg. If it is the spinal cord itself, then swelling can lead to numbness, weakness, clumsiness, loss of bowel and bladder control, and even paralysis and/or respiratory arrest. ...Read more

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I think i might have had contact with someone that had spinal menegitis, how long after exposure will i get symptoms?

I think i might have had contact with someone that had spinal menegitis, how long after exposure will i get symptoms?

BACTERIAL: 3-7 days. Some recommend prophylactic antibiotics. Also i think there is a vaccine 2 think about after ur antibiotic course. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms or signs of loosening spinal hardware. increased pain in area, fusion surgery 3 months ago. I go back to work tomorrow.

What are the symptoms or signs of loosening spinal hardware. increased pain in area, fusion surgery 3 months ago. I go back to work tomorrow.

Call your surgeon.: If you are having worsening symptoms after surgery, call your surgeon, especially if your job may aggravate your symptoms and you have no work restrictions. ...Read more

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Hi, for a while now I've had from what I can feel bump on the back of my head. It isn't painful and I don't have symptoms. should I get it checked out?

Hi, for a while now I've had from what I can feel bump on the back of my head. It isn't painful and I don't have symptoms. should I get it checked out?

Yes...: You probably ought to have your doctor take a look at it just to be certain it is nothing to worry about. That way, you will hopefully find out what it is and get it treated, if necessary. Or, the doctor will tell you it's nothing and then you can stop worrying about it. Good luck to you!!! ...Read more

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I have two white bumps on my tosnsils... One on each side... No other sympthoms.. What could this be?

I have two white bumps on my tosnsils... One on each side... No other sympthoms.. What could this be?

Need more info: How big are the bumps? How long have you had them? Are these growing? Is there any bleeding from the bumps? What you think are bumps may be part of the normal anatomy of your tonsil. If these are not growing, not bleeding, you can wait to ask your doctor next time you see her/him. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of spinal stenosis?

What are symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Depends on the area: Lumbar stenosis is most common and typically causes deep, aching buttock and leg pain that is worse with activity and relieved with rest. It may also cause sciatica, weakness and numbness in one or both legs. Cervical stenosis will often present as loss of coordination and may be more subtle. It may also result in radiating arm pain, numbness or weakness and neck pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a spinal tumor?

What are the symptoms of a spinal tumor?

Depends: Tumor in the bone can present with just pain. However if it causes compression of the spinal cord or nerves it can present with paralysis, weakness, altered sensation, bowel/bladder incontinence etc. So basically depends on location along spinal column and whether or not it causes nerve or cord compression. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis?

What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis?

Positional sciatica: Symptomatic spinal stenosis usually presents as radiating pain down the sciatic region of one or both legs. Because of anatomic considerations, the sciatica is typically positional. Leg pain, numbess, and/or weakness predictably worsens after a short period with the spine extended (standing upright/walking) and improves with forward flexion of the spine (sitting/hunching forward/fetal position). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms following spinal cord injury?

What are the symptoms following spinal cord injury?

Numbness, paralysis: Spinal cord injury affects the function of things below the site of the injury. There is a direct relationship between the spot on the cord damaged and changes below that point. So, the higher up the injury, the more damage is noted. This can be leg numbness or paralysis, the same for arms and if the neck is involved, breathing may be affected. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of spinal abscess?

What are the most common symptoms of spinal abscess?

Pain: Having a spinal abscess is associated with severe back pain, neurologic deterioration, fevers, chills, sweats, and elevated temperature. Of course, if surgery was performed there may be wound issues, such as drainage or dehissence.There are also lab work abnormalities that are associated with a spinal abscess. If suspected, i would recommend calling your doctor and consider visiting the er. ...Read more

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Can there be visual symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

Can there be visual symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

Well not really: Of course you can have injury only to your cord but usually since there is a very heavily muscled and ligamentous and bony structures surrounding your cord - they can be injured as well. Ask yoru physician if you have an associated injuries. ...Read more

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Could past spinal trauma be causing my MS like symptoms?

Could past spinal trauma be causing my MS like symptoms?

TOUGH AREA: First, not fully clear if non-penetrating trauma ever has caused or worsened ms, and the american academy of neurology does not feel there is sufficient evidence to indicate causation. Yet injury to the spinal cord may cause damage that could fluctuate such as a spinal stenosis and might mimic ms. This really deserves a more direct approach as you could have both. See a neurosurgeon.. ...Read more